Teams Recognized on "10th" Anniversary of WCAL Championships

JEROMESVILLE (9/9/21)--The 2010 and 2011 football teams are being recognized at half-time during the September 10 home varsity football game. (Note: The 2010-11 team was going to be honored last year, but the recogniton was postponed due to COVID-19.)

The 2010 Hillsdale High School football team was the first football team in the school’s history to win a Wayne County Athletic Championship and the second one to make the state playoffs.

This team was coached by head coach Tom Williams and assistant coaches Dan Mager, Mike Mack, Ed Yetzer, Chad Buzzard, and Mike Wolf.

The team finished the regular season with a 9 and 1 record and were 7 and 0 in league play.  They won the WCAL Championship outright.

Once in the playoffs the team traveled to Western Reserve for their first playoff game where they beat the Roughriders 47-21.

The team then traveled to Bowling Green to take on Patrick Henry in the second round where they beat Patrick Henry 48-41.

They then went to Findlay to play Lima Central Catholic for the regional championship where they fell 28-19.

They finished the season with an 11 and 2 record, which is still the most wins in school history along with being the first football team to make it to a regional championship.

They also still hold the record for most points scored in a season at 472. 

The 2011 Hillsdale High School football team was the second football team in the school’s history to win a Wayne County Athletic Championship.

This team was coached by head coach Tom Williams and assistant coaches Dan Mager, Mike Mack, Ed Yetzer, Chad Buzzard, Mike Wolf, and Lonnie Atchinson.

The team got off to the best start in school history at 9-0 but lost to the eventual Division 4 State Champion Norwayne Bobcats 33-22 in week 10.

They finished the regular season with a 9 and 1 record, which is still tied for the second-most wins in school history, but they just missed the playoffs.

They shared the WCAL Championship with Norwayne and Smithville